// Fernando Noronha
Fernando Noronha is one of Brazil's most electrifying blues guitar icons. Establishing his career over 20 years ago, Fernando has been a fixture in the global folk and blues scene completing various South American tours annually, 10 tours in Europe and 2 in the US and Canada. Since 1995, Fernando has been headlining with his all-Brazilian band, Fernando Noronha and Black Soul, in every major Blues and Jazz festival worldwide including Montreal Jazz Festival in Canada, Augusti Blues Festival in Estonia and Santiago International Jazz Festival in Chile.
Fernando Noronha and Black Soul have defined their own Southern "Soul" music combining North-American roots rock and blues influences with their native Brazilian beat. Although hailing from the Gaucha capital of Porto Alegre, Fernando has always identified musically with Texas Blues differentiating from popular Brazilian music. He has backed up and worked closely with Greats such as B.B. King, Chuck Berry, Buddy Guy, Chris Duarte (who produced two albums for Fernando), Ron Levy and many more. Through the very definition of blues, combining African rhythms with European compositions, this Brazilian Blues band re-invents the genre while taking their loyal public to new heights.
With the release of their 8th album in 2015, "Time Keeps Rolling", Fernando Noronha & Black Soul continue to strengthen their global presence through their partnership with Worldhaus Music based out of Austin, Texas. Fernando and Worldhaus are very excited to release their new road movie "Highway 61: from Chicago to New Orleans" which stars the artist on a nostalgic and immersive trip through the american roots music culture in the most famous Blues Highway in the United States. As for the upcoming year, Noronha has a lot to celebrate with new releases and tours commemorating the 25th anniversary of Fernando Noronha & Black Soul, with the goal of reinvigorating known and conquering new markets with their tight-knit sound.